Tal Bagels

(212) 427-6811

333 East 86th St, New York, NY | Directions   10028

40.777510 -73.950454

Open Hours

Mon - Sat: 5:30am. - 10pm

Sunday 5:30am - 7:30pm

 
Delis And Delicatessens, Bakeries, Catering  more

More Categories: Restaurants

Bakery Special Features: Breakfast

Bakery Products: Muffins, Pastries

Price: $

Tags: Breakfast, Family-Friendly Dining, Lunch Spot

Cuisine: Soups

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Yorkville, Midtown

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Menu
Alpine Lace Swiss, Alpine Muenster, Gouda, Smoked Gouda, Farmer, Havarti, Jarlsberg, Jarlsberg Lite, Mild Cheddar, Mozzarella... more

Reviews for Tal Bagels

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

This bustling neighborhood spot holds its own when it comes to bagels in the Upper East Side. – The Scene
Abundant red neon signage and plenty of vertically suspended salamis compete for visual attention at Tal Bagel, a popular Upper East Side spot that serves some of the best bagels in the city. The restaurant is frequently a circus of activity on weekend mornings and is especially popular with families. An eager team of Bangladeshis fills orders behind the counter.

The Food
Bagels from Tal have a great chewy texture, with an overall mass somewhere between those from H&H and Ess-a-Bagel. Accompaniment-wise, Tal stocks all of the usual suspects, including spreads, schmears, cold cuts, smoked fish and a terrific, extra-chunky egg salad. Tal also stocks big rounds of challah, plastic-wrapped and ready for the road.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

really good bagels. even a brit can tell that – I'm a Brit so what do i know about Bagels. I just walk past this place on the way to get my Sunday Times from a news agent across the street. This place looked busy and now I know why. I just bought some bagels to take home with me and they are definitely the best I've had. Normally I'd toast but no ned, they were still warm and absolutely fresh. Next Sunday I'm gonna eat in and try the smoked fish which looks really good.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Very tasty – I had a sesame bagel with veggie cream cheese and my boyfriend had a raisin bagel. We both loved our on-the-go lunch. They don't need to be toasted because they were nice and crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Much, much better than H&H Bagels.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

A good bagel – Good bagels and good cream cheese. None of that yucky whipped stuff. But they don't have a toaster, which is strange.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Break of dawn with Bagel – Want to start your day with a great bagel. Try Tal Bagel located on 86th street on the East side. On return from a long night out I stopped by. They have great bagel specially in the morning since they are right out of the oven. The bagels here are perfect soft and tender on the inside an slightly crusty on the outside great for sandwiches. There chicken soup actually has chicken in it and the tuna is mouth-watering. These place is not fancy but with one the most organized, excellent and friendly service with is quick to go. The staff seems highly organized and fast worker with reasonable prices. Surprise to find out they do not make eggs and don't toast bagel I guess cause they are always serving fresh. Great bagel place.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Now That's A Bagel – Great bagels made the old-fashioned way. The appetizing is excellent - just as good as Zabars & Barney Greengrass at a reasonable price (if bought by the pound). Drawbacks: service is slow and they don't toast!

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

YUMMY! – Never fails to please. delicious bagels, especially when right out of the oven. Spreads and toppings are great - though a bit pricey. Service is fast and friendly. Only drawback - they won't toast your bagel, and they don't make eggs for the bagel. But that is highly forgivable.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Hidden goodies – Very neighborhoody, very quick and sufficient.

Nothing fancy but really good food with pretty reasonable price. Other apetizers and food

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Best bagels in Midtown – Compared to Ess-a, Tal offers a less doughy bagel! They even scoop it out nice (for those on a diet) not too much not to little. The cream cheeses are out of this world and I love that coffee!!

A little crowded but they move that line really fast! A little pricey but it really hits the spot on a Sunday morning!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

bagel scmagel – good bagels, lousy service good priced nova--icky iced coffee...but they deliver

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